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    December 6, 2012
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sick. >> extra vigilance during the cold and flu season if you are a contact wearer. >> make informed decigs when it comes -- decisions when it comes to your health. do your homework and consider the consequences, if you are facing a icismle -- icismle simple treatment, we hope you don't take your health for granted. if you missed anything on the show, go to www.thedoctorstv.com. thanks for hanging out! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> good morning, it is december 6th. we are taking
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a live look outside. >> good morning, anny closed captioning provided by production west. www.prodwest.comwe havd conditions and for thisomwe havd evening, harley cloudy. at we take a look at -- partly cloudy. the fog tracker 4 by 10:00 a.m. we're still dealing with that for most of the bay area. with breaks of sunshine and for the evening hours we will see it hovered over the bay and portions of the se--south bay valley, with 50s in the novado, and the east bay shores. and putting the clock ahead towards a 7:00 a.m. those wide spread 50s.
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with the 60s expected. for those headed of this evening temperatures are going to drop down to widespread fifty's indicated by the light blue on your screen it. the highs will be low 60s as well as the east bayshore. 60s in half moon bay. and mainly low 60s in the santa rosa, novado, 59 degrees expected for downtown san francisco. as we take a look at your your kron 4 7 day around the bay and plenty of dry days ahead and even some sunshine. >> good morning. not any hotspots is pretty quiet as we head outside the door. we are not seeing any delays for any of the bridges. traffic flowed well for the east shore freeway and also commuting from the nimitz.
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officealso no metering lights to deal with and the san mateo bridge, some left over moisture but i am assuring you that we're not seeing any moisture or rain. the golden gate looking good. in fact i've been checking with the c h p and no incidences to report with 22 minutes from the novat into the city. >> the storm in the bay area yesterday caused major delays at s-f-o...the f-a-a was reporting delays on arriving and departing flights at around three hours.. this morning there are no delays out of san francisco international this morning. we'll be keeping an eye on delays out of s-f-o, if any, all morning here on the kron four morning news. >> a sinkhole in the east bay is now even larger than it was when it first collapsed. it happened sunday.. along mountain view road in lafayette. city officials say, a storm drain under the
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road here, failed.. opening this enormous hole. they widened the hole by 10 feet to place fabric support then boulders on top. officials fear soil errosion could push up the stream and push the creek... possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes when another storm hits. the road could be closed for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drain. >> the rain soaked ground .... means more trees are taking the fall. in richmond.. crews were out cleaning up this forty- foot tree.. it came crashing down on top of a home on florida avenue over the weekend. the house itself held up.. but the roof was damaged. >> and in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood.. workers were removing a 100- foot cypress tree which the homeowner described the experience. >> what happened it was at first it was like a huge explosion, age-old i thought
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it was an earthquake. because of where we lived. - i thought it was because of an earthquake. and my child ran inside and started swinging into action from this hurricane preparedness. and i looked and saw the tree. i at that point, it was a branch sticking out and i said you better go. the glass had already popped out because the bat was right underneath eat it. and right when he rolled over, just two seconds later, right underneath it -- it came down. >> a 75- ton crane had to be brought in ... to begin removing the tree from the house, >> new this morning... one person is dead after a house fire ripped a home in san francisco's ingleside heights neighborhood. the one-alarm fire was reported last night in the
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area of 60 saint charles avenue around 8:30. the fire was contained around 9... the victim's identity is not being released at this time. >> also new this morning... the contra costa county sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. it happened last night in pleasant hill. it was reported near the intersection of interstate highway 680 and concord avenue. no further details have been released. we will bring you updates as they become available. >> napa county sheriff's deputies are searching for an 85 -year old man.. described as at risk norman alumbaugh, who you see on the screen, suffers from dementia. he has silver - white hair, is 5 -feet -10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. he was driving a silver colored town and country s- u-v. alumbaugh was last seen on trancas street, turning toward silverado trail in napa >> >> authorities in nevada say
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a woman has been found and taken to the hospital after she and a nevada man disappeared after leaving a sacramento suburb during bad weather. . authorities say 46-year- old paula lane was found near highway 88 last night. lane was hospitalized, but her condition remains unknown at this time. authorities say lane and 44-year-old roderick cliffton got stuck in the snow during their trip through the sierra nevada. cliffton then left the car and never returned. a body of a man was found nearby but authorities have not said if it is cliffton. >> charges have been filed against a san francisco man ... accused of kidnapping and raping an autistic girl who walked away from her group home in oakland. 36-year-old gary atkinson appeared in court to be arraigned on charges that include rape, kidnapping and lewd acts upon a child. prosecutors say, he assaulted the girl multiple times over a three day period before she managed to escape.
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atkinson has been convicted of several felonies before, including robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. >> 4:0 7:00 a.m. we will be right back. first, this is a live look outside the san mateo bridge there is some fog but there roads are dry. 4:0 7 am (music)
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>> welcome back. 4:09 welcome back... we are watching the stock market this morning as stocks post
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some moderate gains yesterday.. as traders and investors become more optimistic about a budget deal by the end of the year here's a look at yesterday's closing numbers.. the dow closed up 83- points.. to finish above 13- thousand. points... to dip below 3- thousand. the s&p finished of about two points. >> lawyers for the world's top two smartphone makers are returning to court today in san jose. samsung is seeking to overturn a one-billion jury verdict that the korean tech giant "ripped off" apple's designs for its iphone and ipad. apple in turn is looking to add 500-million dollars more to the award while barring sales of some two- dozen, older samsung products from sale in the u.s. >> expect to see some changes to instagram and twitter. previously, when instagram users tweeted about their instragram photos... the image would appear inline with the tweet. now, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. according to instagram,
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going forward the images will cease to exist at all in any twitter product. according to instagram founder... the photo app giant wants to establish itself as an entity that exists outside it's smartphone apps. >> the video game "call of duty black ops two" has crossed the one-billion dollar mark in sales. that's according to game maker acti-vision. the game hit the milestone just 15 days after its launch back on november 13th. last year's "call of dutt modern warfare three" hit the billion dollar mark just 16 days its release. after a long period of closed testing... microsoft is releasing its social network called "socl" it's a search-meets- social networking website that looks more like pinterest than facebook. it was only available to microsoft employees and college students... now
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everyone with a microsoft or facebook account can access it. we will be right back. 4:12 this bay bridge toll plaza with areas of fog north. visibility is down to about 2 mi.. keep that in mind going through the north bay. we will be right back. (music)
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>> drivers along the golden gate bridge will soon get an extra wall of protection in the middle of the roadway. the proposed moveable median barrier... is expected to prevent head- on collisions like the one that occurred yesterday morning. this is video from sky 7 hd abc 7 news - the c-h-p says, the driver of a lexus, traveling southbound, plowed into a volkswagen traveling the opposite direction
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estimated to cost more than 26-million dollars and should be complete by 2014. >> there are some areas of fog. >> yes. with high pressure building along the eastern pacific. this is what will keep us free of rainfall for the next workweek. with areas of dense fog, for the north bay and inland valleys. this afternoon, partly cloudy conditions with mild temperatures. also partly cloudy and cool. taking a look at fog tracker 4, take a look at the widespread fog still around by 10:00 a.m. not until breaks of sunshine. and building along the bay shore in the south bay valley, overnight. as for temperatures? pretty nice. 50s in san francisco, and 55 degrees it correctly through the livermore valley. by 7:00 a.m., still the
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widespread 50s. not until noon, 60s is when the afternoon highs are headed. for those going out it will be widespread 50s. pulling up those numbers of low 60s. hugging the east bay shore and inland valleys. and for the north bay 60s as well. 60s through napa, novado, richmond, it offers 64 downtown san francisco. and also try days and more sunshine as well. 4:17 with dry days coming up-- >> good morning, general. pretty quiet right now on the c h p. but there is a new accident with one lane blocked. here, at the bay bridge toll plaza no problems from the approaches. the meter and lights are off with a top
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speeds of across the upper deck. no problems at the san mateo deck but there is some moisture on the camera lens from yesterday. but no delays towards foster city. cellphones 101, golden gate looking decent with no cars within the camera shot. low cloud coverage in portions of the north bay. perhaps the drive with extra caution. everything looked the sit on the east shore freeway. westbound 24 a clear shot and the macarthur maze. no accidents what to report port. and out of the of the month passed. and plenty of green on the roadways sensors on the south-bay. >> a years long battle over the oakland police department federal takeover oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan announced yesterday the police force will not be subject to a federal court appointed receivership.
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quan says an agreement has been reached. this means, the department, will for now, avoid federal intervention. instead, all sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to ensure the remaining reforms left on the checklist from the riders case, are completed. >> it is not final until the judge rules. we are optimistic. and i was grateful that we were able to meet directly with the plight of some work out this deal. >> the chief recommended some officers be reprimanded for their actions during occupy oakland protests. the compliance officer will have the authoritiy to hire and fire the chief and other personnel. >> san francisco police say they broke up part of a multi- million dollar auto burglary operation. police arrested three
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suspects -- brothers henry and victor gamboa, and ana bastillos. two are still in jail. in their early 20's. $32,000 in cash, jewelry, electronics, ipad said. they believe that this is still going on in the san francisco. and the police chief has a message for the community. >> be careful what you leave in plain view and there is a secondary market for electronic devices. they are easily sold, for mobile commodities and very portable. card your belongings. >> good vice. those three suspects, henry and vector gamboa and ana bastillos..
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two of them are in general they are in their early 20s. also, weiner. is concerned about this fight and cellphone thoughts. with local merchants, to try to stop the rise of cellphone-- fa deat cellphonethefts.... >> six bay area contractors were caught up in a statewide fraud sting. a total of a 100 unlicensed contractors were involved. the sting targeted those working without a involved painting, installing flooring, and landscaping.
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the six unlicensed contractors were from sonoma county. they were arrested and face misdemeanor charges. the penalty is up to six months in jail and a fine up to 5-thousand dollars. >> the disgraced former head of an elite bay area drug task force is facing up to 17 years in prison. norman wielsch pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street. the 51-year-old led the now-defunct central costa county narcotics enforcement team, an elite multi-agency unit that conducted drug raids and shut down prostitution rings. he will now be sentenced in february. wielsch and private investigator christopher butler were indicted for stealing drugs, operating a brothel and conducting phony sting operations to rob prostitutes. butler pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> 4:23. we will be right back. first, this live look on this thursday morning.
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pre-friday. the james lick, no fog but some fog is reported in the north bay. janu will have your for forecast
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>> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that
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amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months after two cousins vanished while riding their bikes... community are waiting to are the missing girls. 9-year-old elizabeth collins and 11-year-old
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lyric cook disappeared july 13th near a popular recreational park in northeast iowa. investigators found their bikes and purses near the lake but no sign of the girls. later today. >> a suspect has been arrested in the death of a man who was pushed onto subway police took 30-year-old naeem davis into custody on the same day the family of the victim, 58-year-old ki- suck han, spoke to the press. davis is accused of pushing han onto the subway tracks monday. han was struck by a train and killed. han's family says they are thankful for the outpouring of support from the city but would now like to mourn their loss in private. >> our family is grieving but want to thank everyone who was reached out to help. we are suffering and sorrow. we have the support of our family, friends, a church
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during this time. >> the suspect, davis, is charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree murder with depraved indifference to human life. detectives say davis claimed han was bothering him and wouldn't leave him alone. 4:28 we will be right back, kron 4 morning news. a live look at the golden gate bridge a lot quieter than the yesterday. with that storm coming through but some areas of fog. if we will be right back.
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>> welcome back. let us take a live look with janu and the fog. >> good morning, bb we do have
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some of that drying trend coming up but partly sunny conditions expected. our extended forecast showing that we have a dry days for the next work week. widespread. we will see some breaks of sunshine. double billed come overnight. as well as the south bay valleys 50s for the east bayshore. by 7:00 a.m., still widespread fifties. by noon, all of that green is indicating where rules to the 60s. that is pretty much where our temperatures will stay for the afternoon by
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8:00 p.m., widespread 50s. taking a look of the highest. with the exception of the coast, upper 50s and low 60s. 53 and the los gatos. if the north bay, 60s and santa rosa, novado, and upper 50s for san rafael. and san francisco. your kron 4 7 day around the bay the drying trend keeping it decent for next weekend and even nice temperatures for next week. >> good morning. if not monitoring any hot spots. however, we are seeing more cars on the reproads. top speeds on the inclines a near treasure island. the drive time is nearly 10 minutes on to the maze from a fremont. the san mateo bridge, there is a little bit of water on the camera
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lens but no issue. 101 the southbound plenty of space between cars. there are problems with the visibility and portions of the north bay. certainly drive with extra caution. >> residents in an area of "la honda" are being advise by the san mateo county department of public works to conserve water after storms have stirred up the regions main water source. authorities say recent storms led high levels of sediments in the alpine creek. that's the water source to about a hundred customers in the la honda area. until the water can be replenished, the district is importing from a water source three miles away and asking residents to scale back on water usage. >> clean up crews were in a san anselmo neighborhood, where a clogged sewer pipe overflowed... sending about 30 -thousand gallons of raw sewage, into resident's homes .... and mixing into sleepy hollow creek.
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san ansemlo resident aliysia flocco explains .....and what her family had to do, to get the water out.. >> it went under the house, into the basement, the garage open up the train to have down. and we had to open up the -- trai drain. >> the clog in the pipe has been removed. and the sanitation district is continuing to take samples from sleepy hollow creek ... to check for contamination. they also brought in vacuum trucks and restoration crews... to make sure whatever got into the garages, homes and yards .. was cleaned up.
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>> a sinkhole in the east bay is now even larger than it was when it first collapsed. along mountain view road in city officials say, here, failed.. opening this enormous hole. they widened the hole by 10 feet to place fabric possibly leading to flooding for the entire winter, as replace the drain. >> the storm in the bay area yesterday caused major delays at s-f-o...the f-a-a was reporting delays on arriving and departing flights at around three hours.. this morning there are no delays out of san francisco international this morning. we'll be keeping an eye on delays out of s-f-o, if any, all morning here on the kron four morning news.
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police in berkeley are investigating this terrible death.
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>> of the police are investigating investigating a fatal shooting in berkeley. >> family members are gathering at this scene to more of their loved one, well for police investigate this sacramento street near longfellow middle school last night. they canvassed the school yard from top to the victim was shot. family members say the 50 year-old that long ago. pamela- mullins. they found that she had been fatally shot. after somebody would come to shoot that.
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investigating this as a new this morning... one person is dead after a house fire ripped a home in san heights neighborhood. the one-alarm fire was reported last night in the area of 60 saint charles the fire was contained >> also new this morning... the contra costa county investigating a homicide. it was reported near the no further details have available. foods. >> we're learning that president obama and house speaker john boenher have spoken on the phone... it's a small step towards bridging a huge political washington has 26 days to keep the nation from going over the so called "fiscal cliff" >> it appears americans don't mind sharing opinions.. even on things that don't exist. a recent poll by public policy polling found 25- percent of americans took a stance on a phony debt reduction policy called the "panetta-burns plan." the proposal was dreamed up by pollers to test how many people would speak on something they clearly don't know anything about. eight-percent of those polled supported the mythical plan and 17- percent in contrast, 39- percent of voters were willing to share their thoughts about the "simpson- bowles" deficit policy up for debate in >> you don't have to look
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>> >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious >> a sticking point remains whether to raise tax rates for the wealthiest two percent of americans. speaker boehner concedes the rich will pay more in taxes, but says that won't solve a spending problem. his democratic counterpart says >> passing middle income tax holding them hostage from tax cuts for the rich. >> president obama also tried to pin a negotiating tactic on republicans, saying congress can't tie >> i will not play that >> it's a sign the two sides have a lot to discuss---once they decide to do so. emily schmidt, kron4 news >> it appears americans don't mind sharing opinions.. even on things that don't exist. a recent poll by public policy polling found 25- percent of americans took a stance on a phony debt reduction policy called the "panetta-burns plan."
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the proposal was dreamed up by pollers to test how many people would speak on something they clearly don't know anything about. eight-percent of those polled supported the mythical plan and 17-percent opposed it. in contrast, 39-percent of voters were willing to share their thoughts about the "simpson-bowles" deficit reduction plan... a real policy up for debate in congress. 4:4:02 a.m. we will be right back. this live look from walnut creek. 4:42 all fresh & e z could be closing the stores -- fresh and the ec could be closing easy....
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>> welcome back. 4: 44 most suspected bank robbers try to hide the evidence. but police say a boastful nebraska teenager flaunted hers...on youtube. jeanne moos reports >> note to accuse to pay cropper's it does not help to post to your cellphone
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you tube. note to accused-- bank robbers... while the song in the background is " to green day ". and instead of calling this a video called 'chick bank robber' in waco radcliff had to seem to capture the suspect at bay. she wrote a note to the teller sign and she had a gun. >> and we are not sure why that she provided subtitles. and if you in need a mirror. and if you do not have a mirror candy. and she rode
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not all that she stole a pontiac but a shiny pontiac. sheet dangled the keys with 'greeen day'.. still. in the background playing. the money was recovered from her home, sunglasses, and the backpack she wore in the surveillance photo. her defense was not going to comment and she said it to our mom today was the best day of herbalife. >> she said she met the boy. it was not the you tube video that led to her are rest but her ex-husband recognized her in the surveillance. and she complained that the government stole her baby she makes a cradling
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gesture. records confirm that she lost custody child. the issue were the same outfit in the bank, her arrest, and the you tube video that could center down the tubes. cnn and coffeejeanne mos... >> coming up, much quieter than the yesterday's commute. with yesterday's fog, janu. >> good morning a. we are taking a look at the satellite and radar with high pressure building on the eastern pacific ridge. it will keep us rain-free. with that dense fog and breaks of sunshine for the afternoon and partly cloudy and cooler conditions. taking a look of fog tracker 4 still areas of dense fog
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but by 10:00 a.m. still some breaks of sunshine. and for the evening, some southern portions of the east bay shore in the east bay valley. a pretty nice start with vallejo, half moon bay. 56 in the sunnyvale. we will still be dealing with widespread 50s. but by noon, the 60s will be indicated by the rain. that is where the afternoon highs are headed. it will still be widespread 50s. taking a look if the afternoon highs. low 60s and the east bay and in the valleys. upper 50s for half moon bay. and upper 50s for downtown san francisco, richmond, san rafael. and with your your kron 4 7 day around the bay we will
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continue to stay dry. >> is the perfect time to leave the house. we are hot spot to free. more cars on the road to a special from the east shore freeway. still, no wait but we are still saying top speeds across the upper deck. at the golden gate, southbound 1 0 1 of the lanes are reconfigured for the southbound of drive. and if the traffic showing cellphone 1 0 1 approaching 92. southbound -- 101. however, interstate 280 looking decent. with no accidents reported fiord from novato to the city just 22 minutes.
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>>this just in to the kron 4 news room a police chase ends with the fire hydrant just before 4:00 a.m. it happened on the corner of a full some in the san francisco. major flooding onto fall some. it has been contained on two-folsom street. we will have a live report, coming up. >> in other bay area news... two people are under arrest on suspicion of repairman in santa clara county. police say, jason dejesus and chanelle troedson, lured the repairman to their home on monday.. where they beat and held him against his will for several hours. the victim was able to escape when they couple stopped at a gas station in san jose. he ran to a nearby home and called police. the suspects are being charged with kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and conspiracy.
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>> police in guatemala have arrested internet security pioneer john mcafee.. for illegally entering the country. he has been on the run from authorities in belize - who want to talk to him about the shooting death of a neighbor last month.. in an interview prior to his arrest.. mcafee to do with the murder.. >> nobody has been blaming me for the murder. they just and really want to question me. there is no basis for extradition. i like guatemala. i think the legal system in guatemala is superior to the legal system and belize.. mcafee is trying to get asylum in guatemala.. and his attorney has filed a request. mcafee claims he is being persecuted for refusing to donate to local politicians in belize.
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4:52 we will be right back. let us take this live look from our mount tam camera. if it was dark. perhaps a bit brighter earlier with the lights but it is not quite that bad it just yet what we are monitoring the fog. and also some of major delays ed s f o. because of the storms that rolled through. fast s f o-with no delays reported at sfo, right now. with more weather headlines, traffic and news headlines. 4:52
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>> your kron 4 7 day around the bay we are looking at a dry stretch of a pleasant weather. >> rihanna reality show and a music legend is mourned. elizabeth corridan has all the day's entertainment headlines in this hollywood minute. 'style to rock'....is the name of her new reality based on fashion. also,
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watch as john and legend john legend -- takes the subway. this video was captured for a documentary. --j.c /+ay z... and also, the jazz great, dave brubeck died one day before his 92nd birthday. it was heart failure. 'take five'.. was one of his best known in jazz greats. >> still ahead, the fresh
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and easy stores. will be closed. and residents are still cleaning up after downed trees, goals and even conservative water. we will wrap up that damage. there rain is gone but that fog is sticking around. with the rain, gone and your morning commute...
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> top stories we are following sixth... foggy conditions and poor coming up. >> so far, so far decent. >> so far, no major accidents as we do a quick commute check. you can see the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems for the east bay freeways. and the top speeds along the peninsula smooth and easy coming out of the north bay. >> happening overnight this developing story. police are on the scene of a crash just
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before 4:00 a.m.. showing you on of google earth, folsom street. this chase started and ended when the driver collided with a fire hydrant. with major flooding, water gushing on folsom street toward the driver was injured, taking to the hospital. san francisco police are investigating this as a possible d u i .. >> one person is dead in a house fire that wrecked 3 hulman san francisco is evil side heights. how's that -- house fire in san francisco's new this morning... one person is dead after a house fire ripped through a home in san francisco's ingleside heights neighborhood. the one-alarm fire was reported last night in the avenue around 8:30.
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around 9... the victim's >> also new this morning... the contra costa county sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. it happened last night in pleasant hill. concord avenue. no further details have updates as they become also, the police force not having to undergo a federal intervention. mayor jean quan and police chief will work with the compliance officer of the will have the ability to hire and fire personnel. british retail giant "tesco's" venture in the united states... known as ""fresh and easy neighborhood market" could close all stores in the united states if it does not find a buyer. the company announcing yesterday that it could
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close 200-stores employing 5-thousand people... including 19 stores here in the bay area. the chain bills itself as a market where shopppers can find fresh and affordable foods. will have a live report from walnut creek. >> this sinkhole is now even bigger. >> a sinkhole in the east bay is now even larger than it was when it first collapsed. it happened sunday.. along mountain view road in lafayette. city officials say, a storm drain under the road here, failed.. opening this enormous hole. they widened the hole by 10 feet to place fabric support then boulders on top. officials fear soil errosion could push up the stream and push the creek... possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes when another storm hits. the road could be closed crews figure out a plan to replace the drain. >> the rain soaked ground
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.... means more trees are taking the fall. in richmond.. crews were out cleaning up this forty- foot tree.. it came crashing down on top of a home on florida avenue over the weekend. the house itself held up.. but the roof was damaged. and in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood.. workers were removing a 100- foot cypress tree which fell. a 75- ton crane had to be brought in ... to begin removing the tree from the house,
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recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. recreational use of amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. washington after the governor signed a measure in that state.
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last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joinsfive months after two girls. their loss in private.
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>> earlier, we mentionedwe are watching the stock market this morning as gains yesterday.. as traders and investors become more optimistic about a here's a look at yesterday's closing numbers.. the dow closed up 83- points... to dip below 3- thousand. and the s-and-p-500 finished up two- points. >> lawyers for the world's top two smartphone makers are returning to court today in san jose. samsung is seeking to overturn a one-billion jury verdict that the korean tech giant "ripped off" apple's designs for it's iphone and ipad. apple in turn is looking to add 500-million more to the award while dozen, older samsung
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>> products. a health group is issuing a warning that crib mattresses and infant changing pads may contain dangerous levels of a known carcinogen. the center for environmental health in oakland says it's taking legal action against stores including toys r us and walmart to try and force them to stop selling foam products that contain the chemical chlorinated tris with levels higher than permitted in california. that chemical was banned from children's pajamas in in 1977 and has been linked with gene mutations and hormone disruption. >> netflix says they are not considering raising prices on customers to help finance their deal with disney. the company reached a multi-year agreement on tuesday to show disney movies after they finish their run in theatres. netflix outbid premium pay t-v services such as h- b-o... showtime and current rights-holder - starz. the deal will allow netflix to stream disney movies over the internet, seven- months after they leave theaters... starting in 20-16. >> a quick break. the james lick freeway, with the fog showing up and moving decent better, than the
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yesterday. commute.
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>> welcome back this developing story this with crash with a scaffolding, and a fire hydrant was taken out during a police crash. near folsom will tran? >> this happened to run for a.m. they are going to still be here to investigate. around--4:00 a.m.. the police department tried to pull over a man for suspected dui. he did not comply. and ultimately, he slammed into the fire hydrant and part of that scaffolding. this is video. it spewed thousands of
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gallons because once that a hit, it was gushing. that forced the fire department to come down a part of the street was flooded. what is going to happen now is that they will inspect the fire hydrant. if it is o k, they will restore the fire hydrant and also restore the scaffolding. if the structure is not compromised. and it looks like that will not happen until 5:30 normally, you could take a ride from folsom on to the bay bridge. however, the orange cones and not allowing that until a least 6:30 a.m. >> thank-you. >> let us take a live look
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at weather and traffic. the golden gate is quiet and also on the right is the bay bridge the approach looking quiet. both bridges look good and weather wise, nice, dry and an easy drive. and that was a difficult commute yesterday. should we expect anything like that? >> it looks like we are expecting a dry roadways. this trend of dry conditions will continue for the next workweek. let us to take a look of the weather headlines. it looks like partly sunny conditions expected. and in the mid week, we are expecting warmer conditions, with low clouds. as to go towards 10:00 a.m. it will still be over the bay area. for the
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afternoon, we could see some clearing and breaks of sunshine. it will build and along the freeway. because of the moisture we are waking up to warmer temperatures. 53 in santa rosa. 50s in the daly city and mid-50s in the south bay. to set the clock to head towards a 7:00 a.m., still 50s indicated by the light blue. but that green is indicating 60s for the afternoon highs. mainly, low 60s and for those headed out. temperatures are going to drop right down to the 50s. it looks like pretty much low 60s across the board. with 57 degrees in half moon bay. low 60s for the east bay. and it looks like we will be an upper 50s for gunsan francisco. your kron
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4 7 day around the bay it looks like that drying trend will stay for the midweek. with plenty of sunshine and even a slight warm up by wednesday. >> is so quiet right now there are no hot spots and to talk about not really any accidents. they contrast from yesterday with several axman's yesterday. you can see the approach to the bay bridge with nothing to report. the meter and lights are off. and top speed on the incline and across the upper deck with no accidents to report. this live look showing that the roadways have been reconfigured for the southbound truck. plenty of space and cars moving at the limit. on the traffic maps, just slow on how we no. 4 of the eastern shore freeway looks good. southbound east also looking
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decent towards the san ramon valley. we really are not seeing that much slow traffic over the of the month pass just speeds of 40 m.p.h. indicated by the yellow. typical for this time of morning. and pretty good in the south bay. northbound 101 coming out of the coyote valley is the same story for the 280. >> and there been to suspect in a string of robberies and killing a man during a carjacking and shooting. they are expected to enter a plea of next month wilbanks... and the other will both be tried as adults. this shoot out let a gunshot that killed brief pederford.. and an attempted carjacking that
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killed rory pederford. >> the disgraced former head of an elite bay area drug 17 years in prison. norman wielsch pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street. the 51-year-old led the now-defunct central costa county narcotics enforcement team, an elite multi-agency unit that conducted drug raids and shut down prostitution rings. he will now be sentenced in february. wielsch and private investigator christopher butler were indicted for stealing drugs, operating a brothel and conducting phony sting operations to rob prostitutes. butler pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> 5:20, there are six bay area contractors that were caught in a unlicensed contract stains. over 100 per caught. contract- steering operation.
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those working without a to muff proper license .. which involved work like painting, installing flooring, and landscaping. the six unlicensed contractors were from sonoma they were arrested and face misdemeanor charges. the penalty is up to six months in jail and a fine up to 5-thousand dollars. >> 36 year-old terry adkins and appeared in court to be arraigned on charges that include rape, kidnapping kidnapping and lewd acts upon a child. prosecutors say, he assaulted the girl multiple times over a three day period before she managed to escape. atkinson has been convicted of several felonies before, including robbery and assault with a
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deadly weapon. san francisco police say they broke up part of a multi- million dollar auto more than a thousand electronic devices have been recovered... valued at half a million dollars.. the stolen items included 100 cell phones, more than 75 laptops, jewelry and 32- thousand dollars in cash. officers believe this ring is a small part of a and other locations in the bay area. police arreted three suspects -- brothers henry and victor gamboa, and ana two are still in jail. all three suspects are in their early 20's. >> take a look at a live look outside, so far, so good. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. use census data showing a clear and a sustained drop in new census data shows a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration. this ends more than a decade of increases. the number of illegal immigrants in the u-s dropped to 11-point-one million last year... after a for the first time since 19-10... immigrants
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from asia topped hispanic demographers say illegal hispanic immigration is unlikely to approach its mid-2000 peak again. >> there has been an arrest police took 30-year-old naeem davis into custody on the same day the family of the victim, 58-year-old ki- suck han, spoke to the press. davis is accused of pushing han onto the subway tracks monday. he is charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree murder with depraved indifference to human life. detectives say davis claimed han was bothering him and wouldn't leave him alone. >> the university of colorado at denver could be releasing documents have been revised for james holmes. he possibly have a brief romantic relationship and a few friends while attending the university. he is accused of injuring 58
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people and killing 12 people at the aurora colorado fitter shooting. >> terrorist attacks the color--theater shooting. over this past summer the colorado theater shooting. >> also, this ploy of terrorism with three arrests, made in the bay area. more details on that, coming up.
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roadway is this morning but we are dealing with a low clouds and dense fog. this afternoon we will see a break. it will be partly cloudy and cool for the evening. >> good morning and janu. we are looking at the james lick freeway and downtown. there are no problems at the 1 0180 split.01-80 split. mf the bay area freeways are on time. >> 5:30 a.m.. >> a police chase is with a crash into a fire hydrant. >> police investigators are
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still here at least for another hour or so or longer. they both are putting off flares because the fire hydrant brokaw and the person rang and. here is a video of the man who was arrested. this was about 4:00 this morning. he was suspected for driving.a d drivh a d u i. this cost water to be everywhere and the fire department had to come out and shut off. they want to make sure that the fire
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hydrant is okay. building inspectors will have to come out and look at this capp holding to also see if this is ok and if there is any damage to this building. >> if you normally fought on the bay bridg this willget on tt may not be available until about 6:30 a.m. this morning. >> the price for crab this holiday season might be going up. crab fishermen from san francisco, half moon bay, and bodega bay are on strike over prices. the problem started over the weekend when crab boat skippers heard that fish brokers were planning to cut the prices they pay for fresh crab from $3 per lb to
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as low as $1.80. last year, the official refused to go into the water until they were given the price the state wanted. >> police have identified the woman cyclist was fatally shot in berkeley late tuesday night. this video of the berkeley police department can add basing for clues at longfellow middle school. police say 50 year-old pamula mullins was on her bicycle of sacramento street when she was shot. the victims celebrated her 50th birthday only a month and a half ago, and has lived in this neighborhood for a short time. police are investigating the shooting as the city's fourth homicide. >> residence in an area of la honda are being advised
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by the san mateo county department of public works to conserve water after storms have stirred up the region's main water source. authorities say recent storms led high levels of sentiments in the alpine creek. until the war can be replenished, the district is importing from a water source 3 mi. away and asking residents to scale back on water usage. >> cleanup crews were in san anselom neighborhood, where a clod sewer pipe overflowed sending about 30,000 gal. of raw sewage, into residents' homes and mixing into sleepy hollow creek. the clock in the pipe has been removed. they also brought in a vacuum trucks and restoration crews to make sure what ever got into the garages, homes and yards was cleaned up. >> british supermarket chain
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tesco is considering closing its 200 fresh and easy gross restores in the united states including 19 in the bay area. to get you more news faster we turn to kron 4 urs so low reporter mike pelton who joins us live from outside the fresh and easy in walnut creek. mike? >> this will likely leave the company to have to leave the united states all together. there are looking at all possible options as well as partnering with other markets. they will have more ideas by april of 2013. this man is leaving his job after 30 years on the job and this is a very
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uncertain future for this change as they go into the new year. >> just did this morning the weekly jobs dropped to about 370,000 as a storm and plaque.the storm impact. we will see how this >> impacts the market when they opened at about 50 minutes. >> now that the rain has stopped we're still looking at the damage and the cleanup that has to be done. will let you know when the next rain will start. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating.
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>> in world news. egypt republican guard has ordered protesters supporting and opposing the president mohammed morsi to leave the area around the presidential palace that has been the site of fierce clashes. the guard a protesters on both
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sides time to clear up. if at least five people were killed in fighting between islamic supporters of morsi and zero opponents. >> the death toll from the typhoon that hit the southern philippines has climbed to 350 people today. and nearly 400 people are still missing. the typhoon or hurricane hit hardest in the southern philippines were government officials say entire families were washed away. >> nato has called on north korea to cancel its plans for a second rocket launch. ambassadors said yesterday that a launch would violate you end resolutions and could decimalized the korean peninsula. north korea's state news agency announced
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their decision to launch a space satellite on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch.
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>> welcome back. the top stories we're following at this hour. san francisco police are on the scene at a crash that happened just before 4:00 this morning. it happened on the corner of fall some and essex streets following a chase that started when the driver failed to yield. police are investigating the incident as a possible d u i. >> the local police force will not be subject to a federal takeover. oakland mayor jean quan and police
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chief howard jordan announced the agreement yesterday periods both sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to make sure the remaining reforms from riders case are completed. >> the number of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 370,000. >> this will last until the work week and as for tomorrow will have morning fall. it will be dry and warmer into the we can take it a look at the fog he does
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see pretty widespread and that it will stay over much of the bay area until 10:00 a.m.. into the evening it will start to build along the east bay shore and your inland valley areas. it is a warm start for the morning as 53 degrees. upper 40's for daly city's and it is already on upper 40's for a sunnyvale. for those of you head in out the door you will still be sitting in the '50s and it will not be until the late morning that we will see the 60's. for those of you who are heading out this evening the temperatures will drop to the low 50s that is indicated by the blue on your screen. >> it will be low 60's for the east bay shore and
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inland valley area. upper 50s for the coast at we are looking to get to a high of 59 degrees for san for cisco as well in san rafael. >> as we turn our attention around the bay dry conditions will still be here for the weekend. there will be plenty of sunshine as we head into next week. >> we're picking up a few accidents and incidents around the bay area. westbound 92 at the toll plaza are reports of debris in the roadway. this is balking the second line.blockin. the allies fasttrack is still moving welllane. spats trg
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well. you should try with extra caution and be mindful of the cars that are in front of you. >> there are minor tapping on the breaks for those of you commuting off of 2 05. there is sluggish conditions with speed over all to my pass way. there is a new accident on 580 at their way boulevard. it is a minor accident and it has been pushed to the center divider. it is not out struck if any of the traveling. and a stake to 80 is still a problem free. >> nhl labor talks will continue again later today. both sides met for nearly
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nine hours just that. the players association is expected have an internal meeting today off before meeting with the nhl. one point of the contention between the two sides is the land of the new contract. today will be the third straight day of talks attempted to settle this dispute that is threatening the entire hockey season. the lockout is now in its 82nd day. >> a new study shows that more people shop on thanksgiving day than black friday this year. 30% of americans surveyed in a new ip as old as polled said they stopped a shot either in stores or on line on thanksgiving day. that's slightly more than 29% of shoppers to visit stores some black friday. >> nasa has released new nighttime satellite photos of earth. these photos were
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captured by nasa-n 08 which is equipped with a sensor to i observe the planet at night. different images around the world like the nile river united states and the east coast has been captured with the new satellite. the satellite also captured the blow from natural sources including moonlight, northern lights and naturally occurring fires. >> scientists have found evidence that the moon took quite a begin as early days. below the surface, the moon's interior is battered and cracks. measurements by the nasa nasaebb and flow also found that the moon's crechcrust is much then and sciences thought only about
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25 mi. thick. >> six different artists have tied for the most grammy award nominations. connie west, j. his seat, frank ocean, and dan auerbach hand of the black teas, mumford and sons and fun. and the rockers or joint at the top of the list by hip-hop mainstays, midwest and jasey, along with in the pot ben sun, who wrote the success of its hits we are young to sweep the major categories. r&b singer ocean and british folk rock band mumford and
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>> welcome back. we're watching bay area weather after all the storms that came through. the temperatures are not too bad our highs will climb up to the '60s. the big thing to note is that there's no rain expected for the next seven days. i do not see any more rain until maybe december 18th. we should be on a really dry stretch. >> the duchess of cambridge
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has left a london hospital where she was being treated for morning sickness. the duchess smiled as she left tinged edward the seventh hospital alongside her husband prince william. the couple's office says says she would head to kensington palace in london for a period of rest. royal officials have said that tate is lesson 12 weeks pregnant. if she was admitted to the hospital on monday. >> a legend of jazz music has died. dave brubeck died of heart failure yester day. just one day before he became 92 years old. the pianist and composer was born here in the bay area in
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concord. he is regarded as one of america's greatest jazz musicians. he became known for his exotic, challenging rhythms in music pieces such as take sides. he broke racial barriers, playing in a black jazz clubs in the deep south in the 1950's. he refused to play in segregated been used. >> the wet weather is passing and we are watching the weather come through and we will have the next on your morning commute.
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